i think he's got a lot more on his plate. i think he's very angry with these people for destroying his career or for destroying him. he feels, as a person. >> reporter: today here in big bear, plenty of people were nervous. brian murphy checked in with his kids via text message and plans on keeping his gun handy. >> i keep it safe and unloaded. tonight it will be loaded. >> reporter: today the ski resort reopened. the fresh powder tough to resist, even with a manhunt under way. >> i'm not really too scared about it. but, you know, it's in the back of my mind, thinking about it, you know. >> i told everybody i was going to big bear today and they were like oh, my gosh, there's a killer on the loose. >> reporter: craig and christine wine gar came here to celebrate their anniversary. not quite what they expected when they checked in to the castle wood cottages, a group of mountain lodges with a medieval theme. >> well, we've had to be more vigilant, a little bit more careful. i wouldn't let him go get his car charger last night.